I would definitely be concerned about only one person caring for all those cats - but there must be volunteers! When the person I spoke to visited, there were not as many cats at the place, yet. I would definitely worry about what happens when she can no longer continue. We are working on a trust for the cats, but also have to make sure who would be in charge...not some lawyer who has no idea about cats, yet, it has to be someone you trust, and what if something happens to them? No, it's definitely not easy for anyone who has several animals, and especially for those who do rescue.
I saw a video of a couple who have 600 cats in their home, it was spotless, but they work from morning until night, all the time, cleaning, feeding, and caring for the cats; they do not find homes for them, either, they don't trust people. They were guests on a talk show; they may have been in Canada. -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Susan Hoffman Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 11:30 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries No. NOT Cathouse on the Kings. Have you actually been there? Recently? Don't recommend them unless you're answering yes to both questions. There are a lot of problems with Cathouse on the Kings. They have 600-800 cats, poor tracking and intake procedures (inadequate testing and FeLV cats mixed with general population and cats who were negative coming up positive.) The ferals and hard to handle cats receive no medical care, not even amoxicilin mixed in food. Ferals have been seen with green snot on their faces. Also, Cathouse on the Kings is basically run by one woman. What happens when she dies? Local rescues are very concerned about trying to pick up those pieces. It's like a ponzi scheme, with money taken for new cats used to support an already unwieldy operation. Do not go on what you see online. You need to actually visit a sanctuary and visit it every 6-12 months to monitor. --- On Sat, 2/26/11, Frank Saverese <franksa...@verizon.net> wrote: > From: Frank Saverese <franksa...@verizon.net> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries > To: email@example.com > Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011, 7:28 AM > Hi Lorrie, > > I share the same worries about my cats' care after my death > as you. The two > best sanctuaries I have found are Cat House on the Kings in > California > http://www.cathouseonthekings.com/ -where I would > love to live myself, and > Tabby's Place in New Jersey http://www.tabbysplace.org/ Both of these > organizations have a true love for cats. > > Finding a trustworthy sanctuary and arraigning life-care > funding are > important. But finding a trustworthy person who will carry > out your wishes > is most important and most difficult. That is the problem > I'm having. > > Best wishes, > > Frank > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Lorrie" <felineres...@kvinet.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2011 7:06 AM > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sanctuaries > > > > Thanks for all your very informative posts....... They > were eye > > opening! Yes, Caboodle is an outdoor > santuary, but my cats have > > always been indoor/outdoor cats, so this is what I > want, BUT if > > it is over crowded, which is is bound to be if they > have no limit > > on taking in new cats, I don't want any part of it! > > > > Otherwise my cats are used to being around lots of > strange cats, as > > we have rescued cats all our lives, and they are used > to seeing new > > cats around. I hope to find a santuary where the > cats can be > > outdoors in fenced in acreage, but NOT over crowded. > This is probably > > going to be very difficult to find. > > > > Lorrie > > > > On 02-25, Gloria Lane wrote: > > > > > Certainly not all sanctuaries are in the "bad" > category and good > > > folks start them with good intentions and plans > and can be > > > successful. > > > > > > But any place your cats move, they will have to > make an adjustment. > > > They're probably not used to quantities of > cats. Check out the > > > options in your local area, and ask what the > procedure is when they > > > take in and care for cats. And for vet > care-do they have a vet > > > associated with thir facility? What is the age of > the person > > > running the facility and what are their future > plans? Are your cats > > > outdoor cats? I think Caboodle Ranch is all > outdoor cats. > > > > > > Just some thoughts- > > > > > > Gloria > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org